We have exchange partner agreements with institutions across the Americas including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Peru.

Read more about these institutions, including their location and surroundings, and units offered to exchange students.

Canada

Guelph is situated in southwestern Ontario, Canada and is 1.5 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Niagara Falls. Guelph is environmentally clean and safe, it has a vibrant arts culture, and is consistently voted one of the most liveable cities in Canada. The University of Guelph has been operating in various forms for over 150 years, but was officially recognised as a university 50 years ago. There are approximately 28,000 students enrolled across three campuses.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, nutritional therapy, exercise science, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

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The University of New Brunswick , located in the maritime province of New Brunswick on the East Coast, is Canada's oldest English speaking university. One of the campuses is in the provincial capital of Fredericton and the other is in the most populous city, Saint John. The area is well known for the friendly people and the strong emphasis on community.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

The University of New Brunswick offers an intensive Marine Semester in Semester 2 from September to November. Contact Victoria Abroad for more details.

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Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is located in Canada's far east. The city is right on the border of Ontario and Quebec and is also a short distance from the US border. The University of Ottawa has 3 campuses all located close to the city centre with the largest (main) campus situated in the cities north. Living in Ottawa is a great chance to experience one of the few truly bilingual (English and French) cultures in the world.

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Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, community development, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, supply chain and logistics, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

Opportunities are not available to education students or within the Tefler School of Management. Intake is once a year for both Semester 1 and 2 (the VU application deadline is 30 November. Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students.

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Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is noted for its mild weather (it rarely snows in winter) and for its beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountains. The University of Victoria (main campus) is ideally situated to enjoy numerous outdoor activities and is a short ferry ride or flight to Vancouver on the mainland.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, social sciences and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

Exchange students are restricted from taking Law, Business, Education and Engineering subjects. Intake is once a year for both Semester 1 and 2 (the VU application deadline is 30 November). Please contact Victoria Abroad for further information.

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Windsor is situated in southern Ontario, Canada and is one of Canada's southernmost cities. The city of Detroit is only minutes away with the riverfront between the two cities also dividing the two nations. In addition to being located in the centre of the great lakes district, the city also acts as a major transit point between the two countries with major rail, air and road networks all available to Windsor residents.

Study options

Subjects at the University of Windsor are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students. All faculties open to exchange students except Education.

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Nanaimo is located on the west coast of Canada. Situated on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a tourist destination blessed with the natural beauty and only a short ferry ride or flight away from Vancouver. The mild weather of the island and closeness to the Canadian Rockies makes this an ideal location for those who enjoy the outdoors.

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Subjects at Vancouver Island University are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

Applicants will need to be flexible with their unit selections. Limited entry for some subject areas and overall places are currently limited so please check with Victoria Abroad.

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Western University is located in London, Ontario in Canada's south-east. London is only 170km east of Toronto (Canada's largest city) and is only a short distance from the US border. London is a hub of cultural activity with plenty to do on campus or in the city itself. The Western University campus is centrally located with most services and facilities within walking distance.

Study options

This partnership is discipline specific and is only available to students studying sports, recreation management and exercise science.

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Martyn Beacham, Western University, Canada.

Chile

The Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences (external link) has a centuries-old tradition in the formation of education professionals. In their classrooms future teachers and therapists, who will play at different levels and modalities of the school system and the health system is prepared respectively.

Study options

Subjects are available in education. Subject to approval from this university.

Colombia

University of La Sabana is a young private Colombian university, founded in 1979, that has achieved a reputation for academic excellence as well as for innovation, technology and internationalization. The University offers a wide range of possibilities for research, teaching and studying at its 100-hectares Campus located in Chía, near Bogotá, the capital of the country. This Campus includes University of La Sabana Teaching Hospital and INALDE Business School.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, education, business and engineering. Subject to approval from this university.

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Ecuador

USFQ offer students from across the world the highest-quality academic experience and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study at the Galapagos Islands. USFQ hosts an exciting International Semester Program in the campus located in the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno town on San Cristobal island, which will provide classroom and laboratory facilities. It is also possible to study at the main campus in Quito (limited selection of subjects offered in English).

Study options

Subjects are available in international studies and political sciences and environmental science and biotechnology. Subject to approval from this university.

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Mexico

The Ibero is located in is located in Mexico City's western zone of Santa Fe, a key business district for national and international enterprises and one of the major poles of investment in Latin America. English taught programs are available at Iberoamericana University in International Business, International Relations and Exchange students can take part in the Spanish Language and Latin American Culture Program.

Study options

Subjects are available in business, international studies and political sciences and social sciences. Subject to approval from this university.

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Students can attend any of the Tecnologico de Monterrey campuses however the preferred campus options for courses taught in English are: Monterrey, Queretaro, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Estado de Mexico, Cuernavaca, Puebla and Toluca.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, nutritional therapy, supply chain and logistics, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

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The University of Monterrey is situated in the City of Monterrey, in Mexico's north east. Approximately 100km from the US border, Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico. The city is surrounded by a diverse landscape consisting of mountains, forests, national parks and deserts which combined with the warm climate is perfect for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

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Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, social sciences and engineering. Subject to approval from this university.

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Puebla is regarded as one of Mexico's most important colonial cities, and is located 80km south east of the capital, Mexico City. The city itself is situated in the Valley of Puebla, surrounded by a series of mountains and volcanoes. The University of the Americas-Puebla (UDLAP) is suitable for students with a non-Spanish speaking background.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, psychology, social sciences, engineering and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

Internship opportunities in community development.

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Joy Hanalla, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.

Peru

University San Ignacio de Loyola is a bilingual educational organization located in Lima and Cusco. Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru, located in the central part of the country on the Pacific coast. Cusco is located in south-eastern Peru near the Andes mountain range. Cusco was the historic capital of the Inca Empire and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, social work and youth work, psychology, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

Semester long courses in Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Engineering and Humanities are available at the Lima Campus. Semester long courses in Social Sciences and Fine Arts are available at the Cuzco campus.

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United States of America (USA)

Belmont University brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. Nashville, Tennessee is a rare place that combines big-city charisma and small-town charm to create an enriching experience for Belmont students. Even thought much of the city's cultural life has historically revolved around its large university community, the city has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

Belmont is a popular choice for Music students.

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Built on farmlands in the south-eastern state if South Carolina, students of Clemson University experience the academic and social environment of a small college within the confines of a vibrant student-centered community. The University is less than a one hour drive from Hartwell Lake, one of the Southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes set against the backdrop of mountains and forests.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, nutritional therapy, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

Places are currently limited so please check with Victoria Abroad.

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Located in the central hub of Greenville and Pitt County, East Carolina University is only a 60-90 minute drive to sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and along the Pamlico and Neuse rivers. The university occupies much of Greenville with a large percentage of the towns population being ECU students.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, nutritional therapy, supply chain and logistics, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students.

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Set in the tropical city of Miami, Florida, Florida International University is only 30 minutes from Miami's famous South Beach and 4 hours from Orlando's theme parks. With 2 main campuses approximately 20km apart, Florida International University has the perfect mix of sunny days and sweltering fun filled nights with a mix of U.S. and Latin culture.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, community development, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, nutritional therapy, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

Due to high demand from local students, entry into business is difficult. Students are required to stay in the university residences.

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Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution with core campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis. The city of Bloomington is home to a large number of bars and ethnic restaurants and is situated perfectly for a road trip to the capital or any states on the east coast. Indiana is part of America's mid-west and is in close proximity to the famous great lakes district.

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Subjects are available in sports, recreation management and exercise science. Subject to approval from this university.

Available to sport and exercise science students only.

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Set on the banks of the Susquehanna River in north eastern state of Pennsylvania, the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a 3 hour drive to New York. The campus village is generally reserved for international exchange students and is the centre piece of the welcoming, open, multicultural campus environment.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, social sciences and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

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The Montclair University campus is a leafy, 250-acre oasis in the town of Montclair, New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. With more than 18,500 graduate and undergraduate students in six schools and colleges, it provides the advantages of a large university. Yet students receive the individual attention you'd expect from a much smaller institution.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, nutritional therapy, social sciences and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

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One of the largest universities in western Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University is conveniently located just 50 minutes from Pittsburgh in this north eastern state. Surrounded by rolling farmlands, forests and sparkling glacial lakes, this comfortable location sees the whole town get involved in festivals and other events throughout the year.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, nutritional therapy, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

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Cortland is a city situated in the state of New York, on the east coast of USA. The State University of New York - Cortland is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It has a quaint downtown business district with shops and restaurants, as well as easy access to major ski areas, biking trails, rivers and lakes.

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Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, business, international studies and political sciences, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

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Nestled between the historic Hudson River to the east and the majestic Shawangunk Mountains to the west, New Paltz provides some of the most breathtakingly beautiful countryside on the east coast. The town is largely populated with State University of New York (SUNY) students including many exchange students who can either enjoy the towns renowned adventure culture or take a short 2 hour bus ride to New York City.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

Due to high demand from local students, entry into journalism and media courses is difficult. Entry into media and fine art courses require special permission from SUNY.

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Stetson University is located in DeLand, Florida and is a college town. The University was founded in 1880 and has the oldest School of Business Administration in Florida. Options are also available for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Stetson University campus is classified as a National Historic district. DeLand is located only 25 minutes from Daytona beach and 40 minutes from Orlando.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

Students from disciplines other than Law can start in either semester. Entry into the School of Music is difficult for Exchange students.

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Stetson University College of Law was founded in 1900 as Florida's first law school. The law school's main campus is in Gulfport, a beachfront community adjacent to St. Petersburg. The school also has a satellite campus in Tampa Bay, a stunningly beautiful area in Florida.

Study options

Subjects are available in law. Subject to approval from this university.

Law Students can only apply to start studying in the Fall semester (Semester 2 at VU).

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College of New Jersey is a small, public college located in Ewing, in central suburban New Jersey. The campus activities are a strong feature and nearly all first year and returning second year students reside on campus. Students can also make the short trip to New York City to the north east, or Philadelphia to the south west. Both cities are less than 100km from Ewing.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

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The University of Nebraska system comprises of main campuses in Lincoln and Omaha in the central US state of Nebraska. These campuses enjoy a small-school atmosphere within a thriving state where internship, employment and entertainment opportunities are plentiful. Architectural Engineering students attend the Omaha campus.

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Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

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El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico, and borders the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Known as the Sun City, this location provides plenty of opportunities to experience American and Latin culture, with many festivals and events occurring through the year.

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The University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) exchange program is managed through the Student Life team. Please contact lead@vu.edu.au for further information on how to apply.

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, psychology, supply chain and logistics, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

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Tara Dargan, SUNY New Platz New York, USA.